Date: 2nd February 2017 at 1:00am
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Charlie Nicholas believes that Ronald Koeman got one of the bargains of the transfer window when he signed Ademola Lookman from Charlton.

Eyebrows were raised when Everton paid Charlton £10m for the teenager but by scoring as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Manchester City Lookman made his mark.

Ronald Koeman has struggled to bring in the type of names that he’d like to see at Goodison with the club facing gradual improvement rather than a quick transformation.

Looking at Everton’s transfer business Nicholas told Sky Sports: “Morgan Schneiderlin is a lovely signing – different class – whereas Ademola Lookman could be a star next season.

This window’s been mainly about Ronald Koeman flexing his muscles and making his mind up about which players he wants to keep or let leave, before he does some proper business in the summer. They’re mid-table, they’re happy, there’s been no need for panic.”

Koeman needs to drag Everton closer to the top six rather than just being the best of the rest if he is to attract players to what he calls his Everton project.

The Dutchman would love to bring in Virgil van Dijk in the summer but faces being outbid by clubs that can offer Champions League football.

In 15 League One starts for Charlton Lookman scored five goals- helping to earn his £10m move to the Premier League.

 
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